It should have been a time to sit back and relish his accomplishments. Instead, former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are caught up in the midst of a criminal scandal.
Whatever the outcome, McDonnell’s legacy is tarnished and his political career is finished. Even worse, revelations of his questionable ethics likely cost the Republicans one, if not several statewide offices. And those losses have already proven costly to the conservative values McDonnell touted during his tenure in office.